Volunteers

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Are you looking for a rewarding experience?

Volunteer for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers and together let’s make it the best one yet!

If you love Toowoomba and everything the Carnival of Flowers offers our city, volunteer with us over the ten days! Volunteer your time for one day and for many different experiences over Carnival! The Carnival Team are looking for helping hands on a range of projects in the lead up to, and during the events.

Volunteering for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers isn’t difficult. Pick a time slot, a task that suits you and wait in anticipation for Carnival time to arrive – because you are going to have a tonne of fun!

VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

In my last year at high school I volunteered at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Parade. I really enjoyed the opportunity and four months later I found myself working in the Carnival of Flowers Office! You never can tell where a few hours volunteering can lead. For me it was the beginning of my career. Heidi

SIGN ME UP!

To register your interest please complete our Expression Of Interest form and email it to us at info@tcof.com.au.

WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION?

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us either by phone on 07 4688 6661 or via email info@tcof.com.au.


Volunteer Position Descriptions

A full list of these positions can be printed here.

Visitor Information Opportunities

Info Hub/ Visitor Information

Friday 15th – Sunday 24th September

Are you keen to share your love of Toowoomba and help welcome visitors to our region? Become an info guru stationed in the TCOF information hubs at Queens Park, Laurel Bank Park and Picnic Point to provide visitors with brochures, maps and local knowledge.  You will become a vital team member working with Toowoomba Regional Council staff to assist visitors and locals alike discover all there is to Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Shift times:

  • 3-4 hour shifts from Friday 15th – Sunday 24th September

Uniform:

  • Carnival t-shirt (provided)
  • Carnival cap (provided)
  • Enclosed comfortable shoes (runners)
  • Comfortable shorts/long pants
  • Apply sunscreen (provided)

Volunteers Needed:            25-30 people

 

Bus Tour Guides

Friday 15th – Sunday 24th September

If you love plants and are a Toowoomba local, you can join arranged tours to share your knowledge with groups around Toowoomba and the gardens. You will join tour groups coming to Toowoomba driving around different parts of the city and taking in all Toowoomba has to offer. Full training will be provided from our Tour packaging specialist. Commitment -2-4 hours

Shift times:

  • 2-4 hour shifts from Friday 15th – Sunday 24th September

Uniform:

  • Carnival t-shirt (provided)
  • Carnival cap (provided)
  • Enclosed comfortable shoes (runners)
  • Comfortable shorts/long pants
  • Apply sunscreen (provided)

Volunteers Needed:            4-6 people

Parade Opportunities

Parade Pacers

Saturday 16th September 

Participate in the Grand Central Floral Parade by walking between parade entries helping to keep entries together by minimising gaps and adding your big smile to the parade.  You will need to be available prior to the Parade Day for information sessions on your role and before the parade for costuming .  If you have a few hours to spare and are keen to be a participant in the parade, this is the option for you!

Shift times:

  • 4-5 hours

Uniform:

  • Carnival t-shirt (provided)
  • Carnival cap (provided)
  • Enclosed comfortable shoes (runners)
  • Comfortable solid BLACK coloured shorts/long pants
  • Apply sunscreen (provided)

Volunteers Needed:            50 people

 

Parade Preparation Volunteers

August & September- Various Dates

You will be available for various jobs helping with the Grand Central Floral Parade including, helping community groups decorate floats and costumes, making paper flowers during workshops and adding potted colour to floats. Times for these shifts are various depending on when help is needed leading up to the Grand Central Floral Parade. You will need to be available prior to the Parade Day and the morning of, to help with last minute decorations and costuming.  If you have a few hours to spare on a weekend, this is the option for you!

Shift times:

  • 3-4 hour shift- various times

Uniform:

  • Carnival t-shirt (provided)
  • Carnival cap (provided)
  • Enclosed comfortable shoes (runners)
  • Comfortable shorts/long pants
  • Apply sunscreen (provided)

Volunteers Needed:            20-30 people

 

Parade Information Officer

Saturday 16th September

Handing out thunder sticks, hand clappers & chalk to the crowd prior to the floral parade. You will be paired with another volunteer & given a section of the parade route to hand out these items. You will also be available to answer any questions visitors may have and be a representative for our city.

Shift as follows:

  • 1:00pm-3:00pm (finish time may alter)

Uniform:

  • Carnival t-shirt (provided)
  • Carnival cap (provided)
  • Enclosed comfortable shoes (runners)
  • Comfortable shorts/long pants
  • Apply sunscreen (provided)

Volunteers Needed:            14-20 people

 

Parade Seating Officer

Saturday 16th September

You will be allocated a bus group and a section of Parade Seating to look after.  Meet and greet your group at the bus and accompany them to their seating. Once your group is seated you will be free to assist with any general questions from groups and the general public.

Shift as follows:

  • 2:00pm-4:30pm (finish time may alter depending on length of parade)

Uniform:

  • Carnival t-shirt (provided)
  • Carnival cap (provided)
  • Enclosed comfortable shoes (runners)
  • Comfortable shorts/long pants
  • Apply sunscreen (provided)

Volunteers Needed:            6 people

 

Float Minders

Saturday 16th September, 4pm to 6pm

Be our float protectors at the end of the parade route, stand with the Toowoomba Regional Council floats to ensure children don’t climb on them and they remain safe. Flowers won’t be sold off the Carnival float, but you can help with the flower sales from other float bases. Assist the public with general enquiries. Commitment –  2 hours

Shift as follows:

  • 4:00pm-6:00pm (finish time may alter depending on length of parade)

Uniform:

  • Carnival t-shirt (provided)
  • Carnival cap (provided)
  • Enclosed comfortable shoes (runners)
  • Comfortable shorts/long pants
  • Apply sunscreen (provided)

Volunteers Needed:            6-8 people

 

Festival Opportunities

Festival Helpers

Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September

Various jobs helping at Ergon Energy Food & Wine Festival box office including wrist banding patrons, scanning entry tickets, flower crown preparation and answering patron enquiries. Feel free to do a shift every day!

Shift times (Flower Crown making):

  • 8am-10am prep only
  • 10am-12pm
  • 12pm-2pm
  • 2pm-4pm
  • 4pm – 6pm

Shift times (general):

  • 10am-1pm
  • 1pm-4pm
  • 4pm-7pm
  • 7pm – 9pm

Uniform:

  • Carnival t-shirt (provided)
  • Carnival cap (provided)
  • Enclosed comfortable shoes (runners)
  • Comfortable shorts/long pants
  • Apply sunscreen (provided)

Volunteers Needed:            15-30 people

 

Plant Market Volunteers

Monday 18th – Tuesday 19th September

Helping sell potted colour to the public after the Food and Wine Festival has closed and helping collect trays of potted colour across the Food & Wine site. This role will require some physical work, lifting and carrying.

Shift times:

  • Various times from Monday 18th to Tuesday 19th September

Uniform:

  • Carnival t-shirt (provided)
  • Carnival cap (provided)
  • Enclosed comfortable shoes (runners)
  • Comfortable shorts/long pants
  • Apply sunscreen (provided)

Volunteers Needed:            5-10 people

 

 

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